Technical Theatre Programs

The following list of technical theatre programs is divided into three categories: “Undergraduate Technical Theatre Programs”, “Graduate Technical Theatre Programs”, and “Further Education in Technical Theatre”. The programs below are sorted alphabetically by country, with the US separated into states and Canada into provinces.

For the purposes of this list, “technical theatre” refers to programs related to sound, lighting, and general tech. And if you know of a program that’s missing from the list, you can always let us know!


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Undergraduate Technical Theatre Programs

Australia
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Graduate Technical Theatre Programs

Scotland
USA

Further Eduction in Technical Theatre

USA


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Undergraduate Technical Theatre Programs

Australia

CQ University – Theatre: Technical Specialization, BA


Canada

Alberta

University of Lethbridge – Dramatic Arts: Technical/Design, BFA

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University of Newfoundland – Theatre: Technical Stream, BFA

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University – Theatre: Stage Design and Technical Theatre, BA


England

Falmouth University – Technical Theatre Arts, BA

Rose Bruford College – Audio Production, BA

Rose Bruford College – Creative Lighting Control, BA

Rose Bruford College – Digital Content Design, BA

Rose Bruford College – Lighting Design, BA

Rose Bruford College – Virtual Theatre and Digital Experiences, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Theatre Lighting Design, BA

Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London – Theatre Sound, BA

St Mary’s University – Technical Theatre, BA

University of Derby – Technical Theatre, BA

University of the Arts London – 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion, BA


Ireland

Trinity College Dublin – Stage Management and Technical Theatre, BA


USA

Alabama

Auburn University – Theatre: Design/Tech, BFA

Samford University – Theatre: Production Design & Technology, BA

The University of Montevallo – Theatre: Design/Technology, BFA

University of Alabama – Theatre: Design and Technical Production Concentration, BFA

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Theatre: Design/Technology, BA

Arizona

University of Arizona – Theatre: Design and Technical Production, BFA

Arkansas

University of Arkansas – Theatre with Design and Technology Concentration, BA

California

Cal Poly Pomona – Theatre: Tech, BA

Concordia University Irvine – Theatre: Design & Technical Production, BA

CSU East Bay – Theatre Arts: Technology and Design, BA

CSU Long Beach – Theatre Arts: Technical Theatre, BA

San Diego State University – Theatre: Emphasis in Design and Technology, BA

Santa Clara University – Theatre: Focus on Design & Technology, BA

USC, School of Dramatic Arts – Sound Design, BFA

USC, School of Dramatic Arts – Technical Direction, BFA

Vanguard University – Theatre Arts: Technical/Design Concentration, BA

Colorado

Colorado Mesa University – Theatre: Design/Technology, BFA

Colorado State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

Fort Lewis College – Theatre: Design & Technology Concentration, BA

University of Colorado Boulder – Design, Technology and Management BFA

University of Northern Colorado – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Design and Tech, BFA

Florida

Barry University – Theatre: Technical Specialization, BA, BFA

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Florida Southern College – Technical Theatre and Design, BA

University of Florida – Lighting Design, BFA

Georgia

Brenau University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

Columbus State University – Theatre: Design & Technology Track, BFA

Kennesaw State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

University of North Georgia – Design and Technology for Theatre, BFA

University of West Georgia – Theatre: Design & Technology Concentration, BFA

Illinois

Columbia College – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

DePaul University – Lighting Design, BFA

DePaul University – Sound Design, BFA

DePaul University – Theatre Technology, BFA

Elmhurst College – Theatre: Design and Technology Concentration, BA

Illinois Wesleyan University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Millikin University – Theatre: Design and Production, BFA

Northern Illinois University – Design and Technology, BFA

University of Illinois Chicago – Theatre Design, Production and Technology, BA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Arts & Entertainment Technology, BFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Lighting Design & Technology, BFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Sound Design & Technology, BFA

Indiana

Ball State University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BA, BS

Indiana University South Bend – Theatre: Design/Technical, BFA

Purdue University – Theatre: Sound for the Performing Arts, BA

University of Evansville – Theatre Design & Technology, BFA, BS

Iowa

Drake University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University – Theatre: Design or Technology, BFA

Western Kentucky University – Design and Technology, BFA

Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Design & Technology, BA

Massachusetts

Boston University – Lighting Design, BFA

Boston University – Sound Design, BFA

Dean College – Theatre: Technical Concentration, BA

Emerson College – Theatre Design/Technology, BFA

Emerson College – Stage & Screen Design Technology, BFA

Westfield State University – Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Track, BA

Michigan

Oakland University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Michigan Tech – Theatre and Entertainment Technology, BS

University of Michigan-Flint – Theatre: Design & Technology, BS

Wayne State University – Design and Technical Theatre, BFA

Western Michigan University – Theatre Design and Technical Production, BFA

Minnesota

Minnesota State University – Theatre Arts: Design/Technology, BFA

St. Cloud State University – Theatre: Design and Technology Specialization, BA

Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Missouri

Missouri State University – Theatre: Design, Technology and Stage Management, BFA

Northwest Missouri State University – Theatre: Technical Design, BS

Southeast Missouri State University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BA, BFA

Stephens College – Technical Theatre + Stage Management, BFA

University of Central Missouri – Theatre Design/Technology, BFA

University of Missouri – Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Webster University – Theatre: Technical Production, BFA

Nebraska

Nebraska Wesleyan University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Design/Technical Production, BFA

Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno – Theatre: Design/Technology Specialization, BA

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire – Theatre: Design & Technology Option, BA

New Jersey

Kean University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Theatre Arts & Technology, BA

Rider University – Theatre: Technical Theatre Concentration, BA

New Mexico

The University of New Mexico – Design and Technology for Performance, BFA

New York

Adelphi University – Theatre Arts: Design/Technology, BFA

Brooklyn College – Design & Technical Theatre, BFA

Nazareth College – Theatre: Technical Production, BFA

Purchase College, SUNY – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

SUNY Oswego – Theatre: Design and Technical Concentration, BA

University at Buffalo – Theatre: Design and Technology, BA, BFA

North Carolina

Appalachian State University – Theatre: Design/Technology, BA

Elon University – Theatrical Design and Technology, BA

University of North Carolina Charlotte – Theatre: Design/Tech Concentration, BA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Costume Design & Technology, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Lighting, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Scenic Technology, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Sound Design, BFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Stage Properties, BFA

North Dakota

North Dakota State University – Theatre Arts: Design & Tech, BFA

Ohio

Baldwin Wallace University – Theatre: Design & Technical, BA

Cleveland State University – Theatre: Design/Technical Track, BA

Kent State University – Theatre Design and Technology, BFA

Ohio University – Theatre Production Design and Technology, BFA

Otterbein University – Theatre: Design Technology, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Lighting Design and Technology, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Sound Design, BFA

University of Cincinnati – Technical Production, BFA

University of Findlay – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

University of Oklahoma – Theatre: Scene Technology, BFA

Oregon

Lewis & Clark College – Theatre: Concentration in Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University – Theatre: Design and Technology Emphasis, BA

Carnegie Mellon University – Lighting Design, BFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Sound Design, BFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Technical Direction, BFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Drama: Video and Media Design, BFA

Clarion University – Theatre: Design / Technical Concentration, BFA

East Stroudsburg University – Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre, BA

Lehigh University – Theatre: Design/Technical Production Concentration, BA

Lycoming College – Theatre: Design/Technology Concentration, BA

Muhlenberg College – Theatre: Design & Technical Theatre Concentration, BA

Penn State University – Theatre: Design & Technology, BFA

Seton Hill University – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

Slippery Rock University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Wilkes University – Theatre Design and Technology, BA

South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

College of Charleston – Theatre: Scenic/Lighting Design and Technology, BA

Winthrop University – Theatre: Design/Technical Emphasis, BA

South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Theatre – Design/Technology Specialization BFA

Tennessee

University of Memphis – Theatre: Design & Technical Production, BFA

Texas

Baylor University – Design and Technology, BFA

Sam Houston State University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

The University of Texas El Paso – Theatre: Technology and Design Concentration, BA

Texas State University – Theatre: Technical Production, BFA

University of North Texas – Theatre: Design/Tech Concentration, BA

University of Texas Arlington – Theatre Arts: Design and Technology, BFA

Utah

Southern Utah University – Theatre Design & Technology, BFA

Utah State University – Design and Technology, BFA

Virginia

Shenandoah University – Theatre Design and Production: Lighting Design, BFA

Shenandoah University – Theatre Design and Production: Technical Production, BFA

Washington

Pacific Lutheran University – Design/Technical, BFA

Western Washington University – Theatre: Lighting Design Concentration, BA

West Virginia

West Virginia University – Theatre: Design and Technology, BFA

Wisconsin

Edgewood College – Theatre: Technical Design Emphasis, BA

University of Wisconsin La Crosse – Theatre: Design/Technical Concentration, BA

Wyoming

University of Wyoming – Theatre: Design/Tech, BFA


Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Stage Management & Technical Theatre, BA


Graduate Technical Theatre Programs

Scotland

Queen Margaret University – Stage Management & Technical Theatre Production, MA


USA

Alabama

The University of Alabama – Theatre: Concentration in Design & Technical Production, MFA

California

CalArts – Interactive Media for Performance, MFA

CalArts – Lighting Design, MFA

CalArts – Sound Design, MFA

CalArts – Technical Direction, MFA

San Diego State University – Design and Technology, MFA

UC San Diego – Theatre: Design, MFA

Connecticut

University of Connecticut – Theatre: Lighting Design, MFA

Yale School of Drama – Theatre: Technical Design and Production, MFA

Florida

Florida Atlantic University – Theatre: Design/Technology, MFA

Florida State University – Technical Production, MFA

University of Florida – Lighting Design, MFA

Georgia

University of Georgia – Design & Technology, MFA

University of Georgia – Dramatic Media, MFA

Illinois

Illinois State University – Lighting Design, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Design and Technology, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Lighting Design, MFA

Northern Illinois University – Theatre Technology, MFA

Southern Illinois University – Theatre: Lighting or Technical Direction, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Lighting Design & Technology, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Media Design & Technology, MFA

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Theatre: Sound Design & Technology, MFA

Indiana

Indiana University – Theatre: Design + Technology, MFA

Purdue University – Audio Technology, MFA

Purdue University – Lighting Design, MFA

Purdue University – Sound Design, MFA

Purdue University – Technical Direction, MFA

Louisiana

Louisiana State University – Properties Technology & Design, MFA

Louisiana State University – Scenic Technology & Design, MFA

Tulane University – Theatre: Design and Technical Production, MFA

Massachusetts

Boston University – Lighting Design, MFA

Boston University – Sound Design, MFA

Michigan

Wayne State University – Theatre: Lighting Design, MFA

Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Stage Design: Scenic/Lighting/Tech, MFA

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Design/Technology, MFA

New York

Brooklyn College – Design & Technical Theatre, MFA

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Technical Production, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Sound Design, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Stage Automation, MFA

University of North Carolina, School of the Arts – Technical Direction, MFA

Ohio

Kent State University – Theatre Design and Technology, MFA

Ohio University – Theatre Production Design and Technology, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Lighting Design, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Sound Design, MFA

University of Cincinnati – Technical Direction, MFA

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University – Lighting Design, MFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Sound Design, MFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Technical Direction, MFA

Carnegie Mellon University – Drama: Video & Media Design, MFA

Penn State University – Theatre: Design + Tech, MFA

South Carolina

University of South Carolina – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

University of South Carolina – Lighting Design, MFA

South Dakota

University of South Dakota – Design/Theatre Technology MFA

Tennessee

University of Memphis – Theatre: Lighting, Sound, or Technical Direction, MFA

Texas

University of Houston – Theatre: Technical Direction, MFA

University of Texas at Austin – Theatre: Design and Technology, MFA

Virginia

University of Virginia – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

University of Virginia – Lighting Design, MFA

University of Virginia – Scenic Design and Technical Production, MFA

Virginia Tech – Costume Design and Technology, MFA

Virginia Tech – Lighting Design, MFA

Virginia Tech – Technical Direction, MFA

West Virginia

West Virginia University – Theatre: Lighting Design and Technology, MFA

West Virginia University – Theatre: Technical Direction, MFA


Further Education in Technical Theatre

USA

Georgia

University of North Georgia – Technical Theatre, Certificate

Massachusetts

Boston University – Scenic Technology, Artisan Certificate


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